Committees

Support SHRM St. Louis - Volunteer for a Committee! Support the profession, develop professionally, and build great networks!
SHRM St. Louis' ability to provide excellent service to our members and to the HR profession is due to the many volunteer efforts of our members. We have a variety of committees to which you can be of service. Our current committees, each of which has volunteer opportunities, are listed below. If you would like to get involved, please contact the committee chair listed.
 

Business Partners/Vendor Relations
Committee members are needed to assist in securing sponsorship/advertising at various level offered. Levels include meeting sponsorship, website advertising, and conference sponsorship. The committee is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with SHRM St. Louis sponsors. Contact: Jessica Weathers
 
Certification
Committee members are needed to assist in coordinating the SHRM St. Louis certification study group program conducted each Fall and Spring in preparation for the PHR/SPHR certification exams. Contact: Susan Hemmer, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Communications
Help us liaison with local and national media, prepare and submit press releases related to SHRM St. Louis and SHRM. Act in an editorial capacity coordinating SHRM St. Louis publications and its website. Subcommittees include website, publications, and public relations. Contact: Becki Feldmann

Diversity
The primary goals of SHRM St. Louis' Diversity Committee are to assess and address diversity among SHRM St. Louis members, identify best practices and measurments for diversity to be provided to SHRM St. Louis members, and serve as a diversity resource for SHRM St. Louis members and their organizations. Contact: Chris Vansickle, MBA, SHRM-SCP

Leadership Conference
Be a part of setting the SHRM St. Louis educational agenda for the SHRM St. Louis Leadership Conference, our premier event of the year! Volunteers are needed to develop topics, recruit speakers and coordinate logistics for the conference. Obtaining SHRM/HRCI recertification is a key criterion. Contact: Katie Magoon, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Legislative
Through its legislative advocacy work, the Legislative Committee works to provide SHRM St. Louis members a voice in legislative arenas with the goal to influence the outcome of federal and state legislation through education, dialogue, and cooperation. Contact: Becki Feldmann

University Relations
Volunteers are needed to strengthen the partnerships between SHRM St. Louis and area colleges and universities offering degrees in HRM. The committee serves as an advisor to local student chapters and acts as a liaison between SHRM St. Louis, SHRM and the student chapters. Contact: Susan Hemmer, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Membership
Volunteers are needed to help recruit and retain members and assist members in becoming involved with SHRM St. Louis through committee participation. Activities include identifying potential members, making new members feel welcome and developing other strategies for promoting membership and involvement in SHRM St. Louis and SHRM. Contact: Ben Houseman

Mentoring
Committee members are needed to facilitate the SHRM St. Louis mentoring program. Responsibilities include reviewing and updating the mentor and protege application, soliciting for program participants, making matches between mentors and proteges, and conducting an orientation program. Contact: Angela Louis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP & Rik Nemanick, Ph.D.

Program
Be a part of setting the SHRM St. Louis educational agenda for the entire year! Volunteers are needed to develop topics, recruit speakers and coordinate logistics for the monthly programs each year. Obtaining SHRM/HRCI recertification credit is a key criterion. Contact: Nicole Schlanger & Ellen Boyne

SHRM Foundation
Join your colleagues in generating awareness of the SHRM Foundation through fundraisers and social activities. Committee members will be responsible for planning and executing events/activities designed to raise awareness and funds for the SHRM Foundation. Contact: Tim Wells

Symposium
This commitee offers value-added programs covering "hot topics" in which members learn from each other through an interactive format. Programs will be offered on a quarterly basis throughout the year and in the summer months. Volunteers are always welcome to help plan and coordinate these exciting events. Contact: Nicole Schlanger & Ellen Boyne

Workforce Readiness
The primary goals of SHRM St. Louis' Workforce Readiness Committee are to identify the workforce readiness resources most helpful to HR professionals and promote those resources within the SHRM St. Louis membership, and determine how HRMA members can advocate for and facilitate workforce readiness initiatives in our community and organizations. Contact: Mary Lou Smith

Young Professionals
Create educational and social opportunities to build a community for next gen HR. Create relevant YP activities for SHRM St. Louis. Collaborate with SHRM St. Louis committees throughout the program year. Attract and retain YPs to SHRM St. Louis. Volunteer now and #AdvanceHR. Contact: Andrew Metcalf